Saturday August 1st & Sunday August 2nd 2020
This 2-day weekend is all about getting out into some mountain terrain for longer days. It’s an ideal progression if you’ve done the Beginning Fell Running course or if you’d like some time in the hills with a small group.
On Saturday we will be passing through the Llanthony show where you’ll have the chance to do (or spectate at) a very short fell race. It’s a fabulous and famous agricultural show which we will take in as part of the day. Sunday will be a wonderful walk in the mountains.
Ruth will be your guide for the weekend with assistant on two brilliant routes with lots of ‘added extra information’ as well as pro-actively engaging with our route.
A massage on Saturday is also included at your overnight accommodation as well as the option to wild swim or simply dip in the beautiful River Usk.
We will be walking in the Llanthony valley and taking in the wonderful Llanthony show. There will be the chance to compete in the very simple 3 mile fell race for those who want to – it’s £1 to enter! Or watch it if you don’t wish to run. We will then walk more later in the afternoon.
There’s a fantastic wild swimming place on the river Usk near the accommodation so if it’s wonderfully warm (or even if it’s not!) we’ll factor this in at some point during the weekend for anyone who is keen.
Massage later on Saturday at the accommodation.
Great pub across the road for the evening or stay in and cook. Your choice.
Breakfast will be provided for you on Sunday morning as will lunch food for the day on Sunday.
A slightly shorter day in the hills (8 miles) but still building on navigation, hills and also partly on a fell race route.
Element takes over the whole of the accommodation so there will only be our group in.
It’s called a Bunkhouse but it’s more like a homely B&B run by Emma Harrison. There’s a good kitchen, separate bedrooms, a living room, dining room and car parking. No more than two people per room. Separate beds – some are doubles. Single accommodation is available for those who don’t wish to share a room – a supplement is payable.
Location is Bwlch just outside Crickhowell. Bedding is provided. Please bring towels.
Cost of the weekend:
£160 per person (based on two people per room)
- Accommodation Saturday night
- 2 hill days (Ruth + assistant)
- Beer and wine at accommodation
- Breakfast on Sunday
- Lunch food for Sunday
I prefer to work with small groups and an emphasis on quality – it’s more fun, there’s much more cohesion, conversation and connection and much more learning. This is a small group.
Please email Ruth@element-active.co.uk for a booking form and payment details.
As soon as you return this to me and have made payment your place on the weekend is assured.